>> Hundreds of student protesters clashed with riot police in Paris. Blocking streets and setting fire to bins. And barricading the entrance to 16 high schools as they protest police brutality. The demonstrations on Thursday, sparked by an incident earlier this month, when a 22-year-old black man was allegedly raped by police officers with a
He was being arrested in an area north of the capital home to a large number of immigrants. We are here to condemn state sponsored violence and to make it stop. So this is why there is a rally or why there are barricades in front of high schools this morning.
The protest is the latest of several, including a violent clash between young people and police earlier this month. And a similar protest at the scene where the man was arrested. President Francois Hollande even visiting the alleged victim, identified only as Theo, in hospital.>>
Pray for me. Pray for me. Thank you, Mr. President.>> Four police officers have been suspended over the incident pending an enquiry. In just two months, France goes to the polls in a presidential election with the leader of the far-right anti-immigrant party tipped to win the first round but lose the final run-off.